Be sure to check out the most recent additions to the site, which include additions to the following pages:
Upcoming meetings are on the calendar (LVCP site council and TVLC board meetings).
Hang in there.
“Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.”
Unfortunately, the Acacia schools are in danger, and we need your help on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. That night, the New Jerusalem Elementary School District Board will be considering a vote to close our schools.
Your voice can make a huge difference.
It is important that you join with your principal, teachers, and other parents on July 7th, and ask New Jerusalem School District to keep our Acacia schools open. Please help and sign our petition.
At last night’s TVLC special board meeting, the teachers all stood as Ms. Winter read a statement announcing their collective decision to unionize, a decision we are all sure was not taken lightly but one taken with great care so that they can serve their students. After the letter was read, a large group of parents (possibly a majority in attendance) stood to applaud. It was an emotional moment.
The legal threshold to start a union, we understand, was 50% + 1 for all of TVLC employees. Included in the union is classified employees such as custodial, clerical, para-educators, etc. They report that they had the support of more than 65% of LVCS and LVCP employees and while they didn’t get Acacia signatures, the numbers from Acacia were included to reach the legal threshold.
Here is the letter the teachers distributed to the audience. You can download the PDF here.
Check out the calendar this week!
- TVLC tonight (Monday) at 5:30 pm (teachers have asked attendees to wear black in solidarity)
- Tomorrow (Tuesday), Acacia Charter Schools are holding a Town Hall.
- Our schools need your help!
Please be there to support our students and teachers!
View the calendar here and be at one or both meetings this week. At least view the TVLC livestream tonight (Monday) and if you know of anyone attending, get them your questions and they can ask on your behalf during public comments.
An interesting item – # VIII.
Notice of intent to revoke.
NJESD Meeting Thursday June 23 2016 630 pm
Today was a big day in the LVCS family. Families received an email from Principal Aderman alerting them she resigned.
We wish Principal Aderman nothing but best wishes in whatever she does, wherever she goes. She has been a great leader, excellent power of example and fantastic administrator. She has been there for the students and the teachers, and her email alerting families reflects her care and dedication.
While the Dragons will miss her daily presence, she has left behind so much that will remain – attitude, hope, joy and love of learning.
Two down, two to go! LVCS and LVCP were last night, so that leaves LVJUSD and TVLC.
LVJUSD board meeting is tonight and TVLC is Thursday.
TVLC meeting is available on livestream as well and information is on the calendar.
You can view details on each of the meetings on our calendar, including agendas (download or link).
A meeting was held today by Mr. Matthew Weingart and Dick Corso with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker’s District Director, Cindy Chin. There was very thoughtful dialogue. Ms. Chin listened keenly, took many notes and indicated that she would be getting the Assemblywoman up to speed. She also stated that follow-up would occur on some items specifically as relates to TVLC. One of those items was a follow-up with State Superintendent Torlakson and Alameda County Office of Education.
Director Chin recommended that parent involvement, including email notes and meeting attendance is a very good thing.
It would not be an underestimation to note that the Assemblywoman’s team is keeping aware. Ms. Chin noted that there “seems to be an article almost daily” about TVLC.
TVLC staff and board of directors would do well to listen as well, care about the opinions of their constituents and consider responding with action to address concerns that have been brought up.
Thankfully LVJUSD, NJESD, state politicians and state agencies care. Show them you do by sending emails to them. Those emails are making it through and getting us on their radar. Even a very short note. “I’m concerned about the schools my kids go to. I am a parent of LVCS, LVCP, AECS or AMCS.”
Thank you for caring about the outcome.
There was a special meeting announced today with the topic, resolution to pull the permit for the parking lot at 3090 Independence Drive!!!
May 17, 2016
It will be held in the LVCS library if there aren’t many people attending, but that won’t happen, will it?
If there are loads of us showing up in solidarity (which there will), they’ll likely move it to the LVCS dining hall.
Please show up if you can! Thanks!
#dragonstrong #hawkstrong #jaguarstrong #cheetahstrong
Town hall is tonight, all you dragons, jaguars, cheetahs and hawks!! Let’s get our game faces on and get out to the town center – or in this case, the LVCS Dining Hall!!!
TVLC TOWN HALL – 7 PM – LVCS DINING HALL
Dr. Lysko sent out an email yesterday urging everyone to submit their questions ahead of time. Here was her email:
Good evening TVLC parents and community,
I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of our Town Hall event tomorrow evening, May 11, 7:00 PM at LVCS in the dining hall. This is the first of a series of town hall events. The focus of this week’s meeting will be an overview on finance . Please submit your questions in advance at the link below.
We are diligently working with our new back office team and will do everything in our power to answer general questions. The new team is working round the clock developing new budgets for all our schools. As those budgets become available, you will see line-item specificity at your site council meetings in the very near future. All budgets and LCAPs will be coming to the board for action in June.
Thank you and hope to see you there.
Lynn Lysko Ed.D.
Tri-Valley Learning Corporation
Please be sure to visit that link and submit those questions – remember, her email mentions that the topic is finance.
Please be there, tell your friends to be there, and tell them that there’s childcare! No excuse not to be there for lack of childcare because it’s covered if you sign up here: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/oaclc (Thanks, LVCS!).
See you tonight!